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Byte Magazine Volume 08 Number 07 - Videotex (RESCAN)


Published July 1983
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Themes
p.40 Videotex Brings the World to Your Doorstep
[author Rich Malloy]
Essentially an enhancement of existing technologies, videotex will bring into your home or place of business a host of services and conveniences, such as shopping and banking. Videotex's potential is enormous, but a few problems must be worked out before it reaches the mass market. Our theme articles address some of these problems and look at the possibilities videotex presents.
p.42 Videotex: Science Fiction or Reality?
[author Darby Miller]
An overview of the fledgling videotex industry.
p.60 Prestel: The Basis of an Evolving Videotex System
[author Graham Hudson]
The pioneering videotex system is flexible enough to adopt anticipated technological advances.
p.82 NAPLPS Standard Graphics and the Microcomputer
[author Leo Lax and Mark Olson]
The authors discuss incentives for adopting the NAPLPS standard and what NAPLPS means for microcomputer users.
p.96 Privacy and Videotex Systems
[author Richard M. Neustadt]
The potential for abusing personal information is that much greater with two-way systems.
p.104 Graphics Artistry On Line
[author Martin Nisenholtz]
The Telidon videotex workshop from the National Endowment for the Arts explores a new medium for artistic expression.
p.114 Commentary: Personal Computers and Videotex
[author Rich Malloy]
The different worlds of personal computers and videotex complement each other in exciting ways.
Features
p.26 Build the RTC-4 Real-Time Controller
[author Steve Ciarcia]
A 4-bit single-chip microcomputer from Texas Instruments comes preprogrammed for timed automatic control.
p.130 The Microsoft Mouse
[author Chris Peters]
Someone let the mouse out of the bag.
p.147 Benchmarking the lntel 8086 and 8088
[author Gregg Williams]
The 8086 is faster than the 8088, but there's more than execution speed to consider when selecting a computer.
p.166 Visi On's Interface Design
[author Dr. George Woodmansee]
Design philosophy behind Visicorp's integrated software.
p.186 Voice Lab, Part 1: A System for Digital Speech Synthesis and Analysis
[author John E. Hoot]
Modular routines make this speech synthesis and a [lalysis system useful for application programming and experimentation.
p.210 Parallel I/O Ports for H-89 Computers
[author Ronald La Claustra]
You can add 64 input/output ports plus a Centronics-type printer interface to your Heath-/Zenith-89 computer.
p.266 The Touch of Color
[author David M. Dacus]
Add a new, inexpensive keyboard to Radio Shack's Color Computer.
p.286 BYTE West Coast: Improving the User Interface at Digital Research
[author Phil Lemmons and Barbara Robertson]
Digital Research's vice-president of Commercial Systems Divison, Gordon Eubanks, describes three different general approaches that his company is taking to improve the user interface.
p.299 The 8086-An Architecture for the Future, Part 2: Instruction Set
[author Stephen A. Heywood]
The 8086 lets you easily construct compact programs.
p.323 User's Column: Interstellar Drives, Osborne Accessories, DEDICATE/32, and Death Valley
[author Jerry Pournelle]
A medley of miscellanea from our microcomputer maven.
p.398 The 8088 Connection
[author Dan Rollins]
Interfacing IBM PC BASIC to machine language programs.
p.417 Squeezing Memory from the Apple with Pascal
[author Jill David]
Using Apple Pascal's Segmentation facilities and a few other techniques, you can write bigger programs than you might have thought possible.
p.428 Control Your Environment with the Atarl 400/800
[author David Alan Hayes]
A combination of hardware and software enables your computer to monitor and influence your surroundings.
p.460 The Practical EEPROM
[author Louis Wheeler]
For less than the price of an EPROM eraser, you can buy an EEPROM that doesn't need one.
p.484 Add High-Level Logical Structure to Your FORTH Assembler
[author Victor Joseph Grazi]
Some extensions to your FORTH assembler package can make your assembly-language programs more readable and easier to write.
Reviews
p.226 BUBDISK
[author Peter Callamaras]
A bubble-memory device gives the Apple II 128K bytes of nonvolatile memory.
p.232 Commodore 64
[author Stan Wszola]
Sprite graphics, good sound, and a $595 price tag make Commodore's new computer a versatile machine.
p.248 The Strobe Plotting System
[author Jack L. Bishop]
A low-cost plotter for graphs and charts.
p.360 CP/M Plus
[author Mark Dahmke]
This new disk operating system is faster and more efficient than CP/M.
p.388 Quadram Corporation's MX700
[author Curtis P. Feigel]
This video terminal lets you view the equivalent of two typewritten pages, side by side, on a single screen.
p.470 Alcor Pascal and Advanced Development Package
[author Rowland Archer Jr.]
This package runs on the TRS-80 Models I and III and under CP/M.
Nucleus
p.4 Editorial: A Statement of Purpose
p.7 MICROBYTES
p.10 Letters
p.356 BYTE Game Contest #2: The Winners
p.440 Programming Quickies: Redefining the Apple Keyboard
p.450 Book Review: The Handbook of Artificial Intelligence. Volume I
p.494 Clubs and Newsletters
p.498 Ask BYTE
p.503 Books Received
p.505 Software Received
p.510 Event Queue
p.518 What's New?
p.573 Unclassified Ads
p.574 BOMB. BOMB Results
p.575 Reader Service


Year 1983
Language English
Collection byte-magazine-rescans; computermagazines


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